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Highway 61 Blues Museum

400 N Broad St, Leland, MS
+1 662-686-7646
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tiny shrine to blues musicians

This place is lovingly cared for and chock full of different memorabilia gowns, photos with Johnny... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Well worth a visit

The museum provided an interesting overview of Mississippi's blues heritage in a great space. Local... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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400 N Broad St, Leland, MS
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place is lovingly cared for and chock full of different memorabilia gowns, photos with Johnny Winters and local blues musicians from this area loved the personalness and the murals on the outside.

Thank ManiagoRina
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum provided an interesting overview of Mississippi's blues heritage in a great space. Local bluesman Pat Thomas provided live music which added to a feeling of immersion in the content of the museum. The staff were helpful and friendly. Well worth stopping in.

Thank Person_Named_Andrew
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Small museum and upon first look passed it while driving. Lot of interesting Blues artist information to read though. Just as I came across the James "Son" Thomas and Pat Thomas exhibit, the latter walks in and says that's me! What a great treat to...More

Thank vincent
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Another stop on our Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area tour. This hidden gem is a small museum featuring several rooms full of artifacts, pictures, and personal accounts from local blues musicians. The main negative aspect was that when we were there the AC was not...More

Thank jaungren
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a museum that is small and rather jumbled. It requires time and patience to get the best out of the eclectic memorabilia of many artists, from Johnny Winter to Son Thomas. There is a large section given over to 'Son' Thomas. The entrance...More

Thank Kendo_upendo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

There are several larger and more technologically advanced blues museums in the Mississippi Delta, but the Highway 61 Blues Museum in Leland is special. Director James Moss grew up in Leland and is very knowledgeable about the many Bluesmen the Delta has produced and is...More

2  Thank Gigi43833
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

$7 seems a bit steep for this museum but the building does need some help. Mostly memorabilia from minor local blues celebrities. The photographs by a local were fantastic. I'm hoping to contact him to buy some prints.

Thank Tonya V
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were at this rather small museum in Leland, Mississippi in late February. There is a small charge for admission, and they are closed on Sundays. The museum is part of the historic Delta Blues area where so many great artists came of age and...More

1  Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Been to a few in the area but not this one. Very kind worker, great exhibits and history. Unique art pieces. They have all the posters available from beginning!

Thank Britta C
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum that covers a lot of different blues musicians. It's not very big but they do cover a lot. Some of it needs some updating of information and refreshing some of the displays. But still nice and glad we stopped in.

Thank Brian K
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27 October 2017|
Response from ManiagoRina |
this is a very small venue but a valuable place with much memorabilia of blues musicians. Kind of a small shrine to blues musicians.